ANGELINE GERVACIO

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The first Thursday of the year was the opening day of the 93rd season of the NCAA volleyball tournament. Held at the Fil-Oil Flying V Centre in San Juan, athletes from member schools were present together with their coaches as well as their schoolmates. Also in attendance was no less…

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There is no doubt that as soon as the UAAP basketball season ended, Filipino sports fans knew that volleyball would be the next under the spotlight comes February. Although Ateneo ended its five-year championship drought defeating De La Salle earlier this month, most of the netizens expect the latter would…

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Christmas couldn’t have come any sooner for Filipino basketball fans as they were given a treat by the ultimate collegiate rivals: the Ateneo Blue Eagles and De La Salle Green Archers. It was the first Sunday of December when these superb teams extended the championship series to a final do-or-die…

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Last Sunday was the culmination of the BanKo Perlas Spikers’ Guam tour. The team, which competes in the Premier Volleyball League, flew to the island to conduct a three-day indoor volleyball clinic to middle school and high school kids, as well as to participate in exhibition games sponsored by Hydrate…

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Traffic has been the most frustrating problem in the metro. In 2015, Waze, a GPS-based navigation app conducted a survey whose results said that Manila has the “worst traffic on Earth.” Hence, a few months ago, our government signed a deal with Singapore to help formulate solutions on how to…

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(Part 2) Celebrating victories Just this Wednesday, the University of the Philippines (UP) secured a preliminary injunction from the courts allowing Rob Ricafort to play for the rest of this season’s UAAP men’s basketball tournament. This also puts the games he played previously away from being forfeited. Quick recap —…

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Last week, I mentioned how it was unusual for the UAAP to hold its beach volleyball tournament from 3 p.m. onwards. During the first week, the matches stretched until midnight, which made me feel bad for the athletes who still have to go to class the next day. I felt…

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12:06 a.m. Friday marked the end of Day 1 of the UAAP Beach Volleyball Tournament over at Sands, SM by the Bay. It has been 10 years since the event was officially included in the UAAP, only after being a demo sport back in Season 69. The first-ever champions was…

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In a recent game, Ateneo de Manila University’s Blue Babble Battalion made a political statement during the halftime break of the UAAP men’s basketball match between Ateneo and University of the Philippines (UP). The men wore black shirts, one of them held a poster that said P1000 and tore it…

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We have around two months left until the UAAP Season 79 comes to an end. The sporting community has another season to celebrate victories, achievements and friendships gained from the past year. One of the milestones in the history of school-based tournaments was the passage of Republic Act No. 10676,…

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